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About Freemasonry

Find out what Freemasonry is about, what we do and how we help!

Faith Hope & Charity

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Lodge History

Our lodge has a wealth of history dating back to the begining of the United States

Est May 12, 1874

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The roots of American Freemasonry Run Deep and Strong

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Freemasons are responsible citizens who conform to the moral and legal laws of the government under which we live.  They are men of charity and good works.  Freemasons remain unchallenged as “the world’s greatest philanthropy!”   Freemasons in the United States contribute more than one and a half million dollars every day to charitable causes, which Masons alone have established.   

Are you a good man, with strong morals, looking to join the ranks of some of the most influential men in history?
  • We Make A Good Man, A Better Man!
  • Masons Believe in Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.
  • Freemasons are making their lives – and their communities, stronger by the day.
  • Masons played an influential role in establishing the USA!

How do I become a Freemason?

Anyone seeking to become a Freemason must, simply ask. We are here to talk with you! If you are ready click here to contact us! 

Process Snap Shot:
You must complete a Petition (application), stating his name, age, place of residence, occupation and place of employment.  Four Character References are also needed. Once the Petitioner turns in all paperwork and initiation fees, an Investigating Committee made up of three Lodge Members conduct an interview and vetting process. The Lodge Members then vote on the Petitioner from the recommendations made by the Investigating Committee. Vote by secret ballot is made. To be accepted the ballot must be unanimous.

If you are interested in petitioning Philanthropic Lodge No.168, please contact us at Newmarketlodge168@gmail.com or click here.

If you are interested in learning more, go to mdmasons.org or masonforum.com.

What are the qualifications to become a Freemason?

Freemasonry is proud of its philosophy and practice of “making good men better.”  Only individuals of the finest moral character are considered for membership.  Every applicant must advocate his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being.  In Maryland, a Candidate for Freemasonry must be 18 years of age or older.

From the Grand Lodge of Maryland

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